If you believe that you should have the right to education and self determination, obviously you are against whitey. Heaven forbid you exist as a woman of color and decide to allow your experience to shape your world view when everyone knows that whiteness is the great normaliser.
It is far easier for an extremist group to refer to Sotomayor as a”whitey hating judge", than to admit the racism that they are employing. In this instance they hide their bigotry behind the second amendment. Inexplicably defending gun ownership somehow allows them to engage in racism as though the two are somehow connected. As far as I know there have never been roving bands of Latino’s burning, raping and pillaging to maintain undeserved privilege.
“I think that the only reason Clarence Thomas is on the Court is because he is black. I don’t believe he could have won had he been white. And the reason is, I think it was a cynical ploy by President Bush.” - Sotomayer AKA the Pot calling the Kettle Black.
What Sotomayor is saying is that if you are willing to play Uncle Tom, as Clarence Thomas is clearly willing to do, then whiteness will allow a certain degree of success. No group is ever able to police large amounts of citizenry without employing those who have internalized negative values to aid in the exploitation. Thomas is where he is precisely because he is useful to whiteness and not because he is willing to challenge the dominant racist discourse that maintains the divide between people of color and Whiteness.
By appointing Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, Obama is attempting to undo generations of White supremacy. There were no complaints when year after year White men used their frame of reference to interpret the law to their benefit because it supported the White supremacist state.
As these hate mongers shake their fist and decry the fact that Sotomayor is a benefit of affirmative action, they conveniently forget that it works both ways. When whiteness acts in its own defence or promotes members of society that are White we don’t see this as affirmative action…oh no then it is normal or to be expected. When people of color gain from affirmative action then of course they are getting “special treatment”.
Fear is behind this hate. Whiteness fears that the chickens are coming home to roost. It is well aware of the crimes against humanity that it has committed against people of color and one day there will be a reckoning. It is not a matter of hating whitey; it is a matter of wanting justice and it is this that causes these extremists groups to tremble with fear.